Huo Shan Yellow Sprouting

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Yellow Tea
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170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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From Mark T. Wendell

This rare yellow tea from China’s Anhui province is comprised of beautiful hand-crafted leaves and downy silver buds. This tea is notable for its rich, full and smooth tasting floral infusion. When brewed, our Yellow Sprouting produces a naturally sweet and refreshingly clean tasting cup of tea.

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985 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon…… (SRP #27)

This is my first yellow tea! It comes from my foodzie box from LiberTEAS.

Brewing parameters for this are very similar to green teas. Leaves are long, and bright yellow-green, and somewhat curled inward toward the center spine. I used about 170 water for three minutes. I am amazed how much this reminds me of Long Jing. I think similar to Long Jing but not nearly as vegetal. It has the buttery mouth feel, but not super heavy buttery like some oolongs. I can drink this one without adding sweetener which is a bonus.

Very lovey and enjoyable. Just what I needed was another kind of tea that I need to buy!

Mug method with 170 water for 2 minutes. No additions.

170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Nice – I was curious about this one also. Sounds tempting!


It is like green tea with no astringency. Dang…another type of tea to obsess about….looking at TeaSpring’s offerings….


ha – I had one from Upton which I did not care for so much..


Second steep is good, too.

I did just order a yellow tea from Harney. I also needed some Decaf Paris!

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807 tasting notes

Goodness this is good! I love yellow tea! Thank you LiberTEAS for sending me some!
I am going to have to add this to my TO GET list as well!
A perfect example of yellow tea for those who may want to venture into yellows or anyone who is already a fan!
Sweet, buttery but not too buttery, creamy, slightly vegetal but not like a green, even a slight candy like flavor when cooled.
Full review on the 21st here:


Yay… I’m glad you are loving Yellows!


Oh I DO! I was lucky to be introduced to yellow tea the first time I ever purchase loose leaf! WOO HOOO its good stuff! :) Thank you for this!


You’re very welcome. :)

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Rich, sweet, smooth yet floral, a bit juicy! Great! The aroma alone is memorable! Still trying to think of what the smell reminds me of!

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4843 tasting notes

Awesome! I’m so excited that Mark T. Wendell has added yellow tea to their ever-expanding collection of tea. And this yellow tea is fabulous!

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